BAKER, LaMar, (1915 - 2003)


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BAKER, LaMar, a Representative from Tennessee; born in Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tenn., December 29, 1915; attended the Chattanooga public schools; attended David Lipscomb College, Nashville, Tenn., 1936-1938; B.S., Harding College, Searcy, Ark., 1940; United States Army Air Corps, 1942-1946; member of the Tennessee state general assembly, 1967-1968; member of the Tennessee state senator, 1969-1970; business owner; trustee, Boyd-Buchanan School; delegate to Tennessee State Republican conventions, 1964-1972; delegate to Republican National Convention, 1972; elected as a Republican to the Ninety-second and Ninety-third Congresses (January 3, 1971-January 3, 1975); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Ninety-fourth Congress in 1974; unsuccessful candidate for election to the Ninety-fifth Congress in 1976; regional representative to the secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation, 1981-1985; died on June 20, 2003, Nashville, Tenn.; interment in Woodlawn Memorial Park, Nashville, Tenn.


Bibliography

Ralph Nader Congress Project. Citizens Look at Congress: LaMar Baker, Republican Representative from Tennessee. Washington, D. C.: Grossman Publishers, 1972.